Unpacking School Lunch: Understanding the Hidden Politics of School Food
May 19, 2022
|Release Date||May 19, 2022|
This book delves into the heated political battles over what kids eat at school, shedding light onto how policymakers craft food policy for schools. The book takes readers inside schools, through the history of school food programs in the United States and England, and into the policy terrain that makes school lunch difficult to change. Through diverse case studies―hungry linebackers, pink slime, English reality television and policy making, pizza as a vegetable, lunch shaming, and more―chapters provide detailed analysis of rhetorical tactics, arguments over, and policy for school feeding. The book concludes with a progressive vision of school food that is healthy, pleasurable, educative, shame-free, and, most importantly, free for all students, just like the rest of school.